Friday, June 02, 2006

If it weren't for my bad play, I'd win every time

Thanks to scurvy and grinder for their comments on my limit post. There are plenty of reasons to bet when behind, but I think they're exaggerated and quickly devolve into Fancy Play Syndrome.

I find the string of posts on luck in poker to be pretty interesting. There's no doubt that poker has a ton of luck involved in the short run, and that skilled players always win in the long run.

The difficulty is that we don't know how long the long run lasts except in retrospect. Riding out the bad times while still playing well is one of the main things that separates long-term winners from career losers.

I beat Matt twice in StarCraft today, but he had a big handicap in that he was playing Terran, which is his worst race and my best race. If he's Zerg, I don't stand a chance.

I'm heading off to Volcanos National Park this weekend on the Big Island. It sounds like it'll be awesome. And then I'll have fresh pictures, in addition to the shots from Diamondhead that I haven't posted yet.

Good luck at the tables!

1 comment:

Victor_Enriq said...

Zerg is just tooswift for terran, nothing to do there. What about the all mighty Protoss? My best race!